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hunter's sauce

noun
1.
chasseur (def 4).

chasseur

[sha-sur; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜr; French ʃaˈsœr/
noun, plural chasseurs
[sha-surz; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜrz; French ʃaˈsœr/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the French army) one of a body of cavalry or infantry troops equipped and trained for rapid movement.
2.
a uniformed footman or attendant; liveried servant.
3.
a hunter.
4.
Also called hunter's sauce. French Cookery. a brown sauce, usually containing mushrooms, tomatoes, shallots, white wine, etc.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French: literally, chaser; see chase1, -eur
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British Dictionary definitions for hunter's-sauce

chasseur

/ʃæˈsɜː; French ʃasœr/
noun
1.
(French army) a member of a unit specially trained and equipped for swift deployment
2.
(in some parts of Europe, esp formerly) a uniformed attendant, esp one in the livery of a huntsman
adjective
3.
(often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms
Word Origin
C18: from French: huntsman
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Word Origin and History for hunter's-sauce

chasseur

n.

mobile foot-soldier, 1796, French, literally "huntsman," from Old French chaceor "huntsman, hunter," from chacier "to chase" (see chase (v.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for hunter's-sauce

chasseur

((French: "hunter"), member of various branches of the French army. Originally (1743) chasseurs, or chasseurs a pied ("on foot"), were light-infantry regiments. By the outbreak of World War I there were 31 battalions of chasseurs of which 12 were known as chasseurs alpins-units specially trained for mountain warfare. After World War I, chasseurs were formed as independent battalions for administrative purposes but were grouped into demibrigades of three battalions for war. Just prior to World War II a few battalions were integrated into armoured divisions as motorized infantry called chasseurs portes

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